I bought a bargain headboard from Craigslist! I am working on updating my guest room and did not have a headboard for our queen size bed. I recently moved our oak filing cabinets into the guest room to use as night stands. They are the perfect size to use as a nightstand and I already had them… so the perfect re-purpose of something we already had! Then I started watching for a new headboard. (This post may contain affiliate links. This means that if you purchase a product through a link we have here in the post, we may be compensated at no cost to you.)
I set my budget for a new queen size headboard at $100.00 and really didn’t want to go over! I started watching Craigslist and Facebook Marketplace for headboards in my area. I have watched on and off since October and just didn’t see anything that I really liked.
Finding and Negotiating
One day last week, I searched again for a queen headboard in my area and this one popped up for $80.00. I really like the clean lines and that it is in the same color family as the nightstands. I texted a reply and waited to hear back. Finally, he texted back that he still had the headboard and we could come look at it!
We drove to a nearby town… maybe 20 minutes away to look at it. It was in their garage and was in good condition. I asked if there was any negotiation room and he said to make an offer! That is an open door for me! I was able to negotiate the price down to $55.00 – perfect for my budget! The whole process took less than 10 minutes!
I am thrilled with my bargain! Stay tuned for more updates to the guest bedroom… next I think I will start on the artwork and maybe a storage shelf of some kind? Where do you recommend I look for reasonably priced artwork? Have you had any luck buying furniture on Craigslist or Marketplace?